What to Write in a Wedding Card?

Many people seem to be confused about what to write in a wedding card. The traditional wedding cards can be very overwhelming, with information that is hard to read and full of fluff.

You would think that it would be the other way around, with couples writing long thank you notes for wedding gifts they received, and people reading them to find they had no idea what they were thanking for! Or what to write in a wedding card about something the couple would really like to have.

We all have big issues in our lives, and there will always be plenty of times when you are left scrambling to make your thoughts fit into a wedding card. But many brides do this without realising. The fact is that the same information will appear on every card, so the wedding card should not be about them.

What information to include in your Wedding Invitations

Do not include a personal sentiment about how special your wedding is or any favourite moment in your relationship, even if this is a certain type of ice cream that you used to make together. Instead, focus on the theme of the wedding and the gifts that you are giving, and put them in their rightful place on the front of the card.

The heading should also reflect the subject of the card, so that it is clear from the start what the card is about. Some couples would love to use a picture as the picture of the back of the card, but as it is not the central subject of the card, many would leave this out. You should therefore have some pictures on the front of the card to add to the theme of the card.

You may also want to add a small note in the first paragraph, to thank the guests for coming and sharing their thoughts. You should then mention in the closing paragraph that your gift is in the box and will be available on the day. Then, close with a blessing and congratulations.

Another great idea is to send your guests an email at the end of the card thanking them for coming and wishing them a wonderful time on the day. This will include some information on the day, and also the location of the reception, where you are having your wedding party and how many are attending.

Whatever you do, keep things simple, and do not overload your guests with information about the wedding day, guests and gifts. This is the main part of the card, and they should not have to wade through pages of information, which could become rather tedious.